Nonviolence Incorporation Publishes Statement on World Day Against Child Labor

Coinciding with World Day against Child Labor on June 12, Nonviolence Incorporation published a statement that comes as follows:

All divine religions and worldly set of laws have emphasized the significance of child rearing and education, as well as the necessity of respecting the rights of children on various occasions. This important task is mainly rested on the shoulders of parents, and secondarily it is a burden of governments and the society as a whole. It should be noted that in consideration of children’s sensitivity, such a burden should be addressed to, regardless of any sort of racial, religious, or cultural discriminations. It is public knowledge that children are the group that connect present time and future; this reality heightens the importance of proper education of children in a healthy and pure atmosphere. In other words, security and peacefulness are essential elements of child rearing. Unfortunately, we witness that many societies have systematically chosen to disregard the significance of child rearing. For example, the children are confronted by tasks, above their abilities and capabilities; a reality which is very prevalent in third world Arab and Muslim countries. On this subject, many governments have evaded their responsibilities to safeguard the rights of children and as a result, many children are exposed to industrial and agricultural professions, which do not suit their abilities an age whatsoever. On the World Day against Child Labor, Nonviolence Incorporation calls on the international community to combat this phenomenon, and create a suitable environment for children to receive enough and proper training, so that they can be educated and grow. At the end, Nonviolence Incorporation believes that strict laws should be put in place, to persecute the companies and employers who use children as their workforce.